Viola DavisHonoreeMuhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor Bio
Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor
Viola Davis is an American award-winning actress and producer. Davis attended Rhode Island College where she earned her degree in theatre in 1988. After graduating, she continued her studies at The Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City. In 2015, she became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Two years later, she earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2017. Viola is also a two-time TIME Magazine “100 Most Influential People in the World,” both in 2012 and 2017.
Born in St. Matthews, South Carolina, Davis grew up in a low-income family where her dad was a horse trainer and her mom was a homemaker, factory worker, and maid. Being the second youngest of six children, having four sisters and a brother, she struggled to provide meals for her family but was driven to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Viola Davis has become an advocate for social justice and equality for women of color in Hollywood. As a first generation, low-income student herself, Viola Davis has had a history of philanthropy. In 2011, she donated funds to her hometown public library in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to assist in preventing its closure due to a lack of city funding. Similarly, in 2018 Davis donated funds to her alma mater, Central Falls High School, for its theater program. Finally, since 2014, she has collaborated with the Hunger Is campaign to help eradicate childhood hunger across America by starting the $30K in 30 Days Project with Hunger Is.
Colman DomingoPresenterMuhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor Bio
Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor
In 2023 Colman Domingo produces and stars in the independent film Sing Sing directed by Greg Kwedar which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which sold to A24 for a 2024 release. Colman received the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Award for Distinguished Career Achievement. Earlier this year Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Production of a Play for the Pulitzer Prize winning play Fat Ham on Broadway. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama, a Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series/Anthology, and an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role as Ali in the HBO series Euphoria. Colman stars in an eight part limited series for Netflix entitled The Madness, directed by Clement Virgo, due in 2024.
Colman Domingo stars in the Netflix | Higher Ground film Rustin as Bayard Rustin which premiered at Telluride and TIFF. He also stars as Mister in the Warner Brothers | Oprah Winfrey | Steven Spielberg produced The Color Purple musical motion picture that premieres on Christmas Day. A two time Film Independent Spirit, Gotham, SAG, Critics Choice, NAACP Image, Tony®, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Theatre Award nominee for his work on stage and screen, Colman is an OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright, director and producer.
Colman has starred in some of the most profound films in recent years such as Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, Steven Spielbergs’ Lincoln, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman and Janicza Bravo’s Zola. As a writer, his plays and musicals include Dot (Samuel French), Wild with Happy (Dramatist Play Service) and A Boy and His Soul (Oberon Books), the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Geffen Playhouse’s groundbreaking musical Light’s Out: Nat King Cole. His plays have been produced by The Public Theater, Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, The Tricycle Theater in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others.
Domingo received his Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Ursinus College. He is on the faculty of University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts as a Professor of acting, after having served as a Juilliard School Creative Associate and a faculty member of the Yale School of Drama. He has been honored with the inaugural Denver Film CinemaQ-LaBahn Ikon Film Award, the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, the Creative Coalition Television Humanitarian Award and the Atlanta’s Out On Film Icon Award. Through his award-winning production company, Edith Productions, Colman develops television, film, theater and animation projects.
Eugenio DerbezHonoreeVoice Arts® Icon Award Bio
Voice Arts® Icon Award
Eugenio Derbez Shines in the World of Voice Acting: A Stellar Performance Unveiled
[City, Date] – Renowned actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez has once again demonstrated his unparalleled talent, this time in the world of voice acting. Derbez’s exceptional vocal skills have taken center stage in his latest project, captivating audiences and earning critical acclaim for his remarkable performance.
In his most recent venture, Eugenio Derbez lent his voice to a prominent character in the highly anticipated animated film, [Film Title], set to be released on [Release Date]. The film, produced by [Production Company], promises to be a visual and auditory spectacle, thanks in no small part to Derbez’s outstanding contribution.
Known for his versatility as an actor, Derbez effortlessly transitioned into the realm of voice acting, proving that his talents know no bounds. His distinctive voice and impeccable timing brought the character of [Character Name] to life in a way that only Derbez could.
“We were thrilled to have Eugenio Derbez join our cast for [Film Title],” said [Director’s Name], the film’s director. “His ability to infuse humor and emotion into his character through his voice alone is truly remarkable. He added a whole new dimension to the film that audiences will undoubtedly appreciate.”
Eugenio Derbez’s dedication to his craft was on full display throughout the production process. He spent countless hours perfecting his character’s voice and bringing depth to the role. His commitment to excellence is a testament to his passion for storytelling, whether on screen or behind the microphone.
Derbez’s transition to voice acting has not only delighted fans but has also garnered the attention of industry insiders. Critics and colleagues alike have praised his seamless adaptation to this new medium, showcasing his remarkable versatility.
This latest success in voice acting adds another impressive milestone to Eugenio Derbez’s already illustrious career. With a diverse portfolio of work spanning film, television, and now animation, Derbez continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
As the release date of [Film Title] approaches, anticipation is mounting to witness Eugenio Derbez’s exceptional voice acting in action. His talent, combined with the film’s stunning visuals and compelling story, is sure to make this animated adventure a must-see for audiences of all ages.
Alessandra RosaldoPresenterVoice Arts® Icon Award Bio
Voice Arts® Icon Award
ALESANDRA ROSALDO is one of the most well known television and film stars throughout Mexico, the US and Latin America. As an actress Rosaldo has starred in four (4) hit television shows including the series “NI CONTIGO NI SIN TI”. Her film acting credits include “INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED”, the smash hit film starring her husband Eugenio Derbez and “PULLING STRINGS” starring Jaime Camil. After taking time off to start a family, Rosaldo has roared back with a flurry of activity including co-starring in the Toronto Film Festival buzz worthy film “THE OBITUARY OF TUNDE JOHNSON” directed by Ali LeRoi which recently sold to Netflix. She wrapped shooting on the indie feature film “MELANCOLIA” directed by Jorge Xolalpa which also features Mexican stars Plutarco Haza and Laura Flores. Rosaldo recently starred in the smash television show “DE VIAJE CON LOS DERBEZ” for Amazon Prime and Lionsgate’s PANTAYA streaming services. She is attached attached to star in the feature film “OUT WITH THE OLD” for Pantelion/Lionsgate. Rosaldo is also a star in the music business having sold over 10 million records as part of the pop duo Sentidos Opuestos. She speaks fluent English without an accent and lives in Los Angeles.
Raul AldanaPresenterVoice Arts® Icon Award Bio
Voice Arts® Icon Award
Raul started his career at the age of six, acting in a film, theatre and later, TV. When he was 14,
while filming a movie and working in a TV series, he discovers the world of dubbing and voice
over acting and starts combining them with the rest of his acting activities.
Building on this experience for a further 20 years, Raul became the Spanish voice of Mickey
Mouse, Kermit The Frog, Lion King’s Timon and many other significant pop culture characters.
During this time, he expands his career as a writer and main cast member on a project that
would become the most successful TV comedy in Mexico – as well as further work across TV,
radio, and musical productions.
It was the combination of all his talents that motivates Disney to invite Raul to lead and manage
‘Character Voices and Content Localization’ in Latin America.
From 1997 to 2018, he was the regional creative director managing all the dubbing and
localization process of more than 3,500 titles, per year, in Spanish and the same amount in
Portuguese. This role involved establishing the highest quality standards, especially in theatrical
features in which he collaborated with star talents and celebrities – these included Phil Collins,
Sting, Gloria Estefan, Viggo Mortensen, Vin Diesel, Emerson Fittipaldi and the most well-known
Latin American stars like Chayanne, Shakira, Marco Antonio Solis and more.
During this time, Raul managed the operations of the area; producing, directing, writing and
adapting scripts and lyrics. This also involved creating and developing localization strategies to
support the needs of marketing, programming and film operations – and positioning Latin
America as one of the first day and date international territories; delivering each project at the
lowest possible cost, in the shortest completion time with best quality.
During his last three years with Disney, along with his daily managerial duties, Raul collaborated
closely with Pixar in the localization strategies of the award winner animated film “Coco”, also
writing the lyrics of the songs in Spanish, providing advice for cultural matters and, for the
Mexican version, he brought on board and recorded more than 30 celebrities, helping the film
to become the most successful theatrical release in the history of the industry in Mexico.
Since March 2018, Raul has shared his knowledge and experience with ZOO Digital, a
localization service provider, helping to develop and fine tune a cloud-based dubbing platform
that marks the future of the dubbing and localization industry. Also, during the summer of
2018, he wrote the lyrics in Spanish of the Warner Bothers’ movie “Small Foot”. He also spends
part of his time providing consulting services to recording studios and dubbing companies, gives
workshops and acting coaching and industry-related conferences, as well as continuing his
career as a commercial voice talent, actor and director. In 2020, he wrote the lyrics in Spanish
for the film based on the Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights”. In the summer of
2021, he wrote the lyrics in Spanish of Universal’s “Dear Evan Hansen”. In 2022 wrote the lyrics
of the songs of Warner Bros’ DC League of Super Pets, Sony Pictures’ Lyle Lyle Crocodile and in
2023 Illumination/Universal Super Mario Bros Movie
Mabel CezarHonoreeVoice Arts® Apex Award Bio
Voice Arts® Apex Award
Mabel Cezar is a renowned Brazilian Voice Actor, Voice Director, Director for Dubbing and Original Voice and Public Speaker. She is also the only female announcer for Rede Globo, the largest broadcaster in Latin America.
As a Dubbing Actor, Mabel is the Brazilian voice for Minnie Mouse, Jessie in Toy Story, Princess Leia in Star Wars, amongst countless other much-loved characters. She is the official “Brazilian Voice” for Actors ranging from Sarah Paulson to Julie Andrews, and has dubbed more than 10.000 titles throughout her career.
A true entrepreneur, Mabel is a Personal and Business Communications Consultant and has founded Sociedade Brasileira de Dublagem alongside her wife, Rayani Immediato. SBD is the largest school of Dubbing and Translation for Dubbing in Brazil.
Tisha CampbellPresenterVoice Arts® APEX Award Bio
Voice Arts® APEX Award
Multi-talented performer Tisha Campbell-Martin gained notoriety as the calming influence and romantic interest of not one, but two comedic talents, on the hit sitcoms “Martin” (Fox, 1992-97) and “My Wife & Kids” (ABC, 2001-05). Gaining early experience on stage and in films like “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986) and “School Daze” (1988), she later picked up a recurring role in the teen comedy “House Party” (1990) and its subsequent sequels. While enjoying her success on the second season of “Martin,” Campbell-Martin released her self-titled debut album which spawned the Top 40 dance single “Push” in 1993. Although she parted ways with “Martin” co-star Martin Lawrence under less than ideal circumstances, the actress found being on the set of “My Wife & Kids” alongside Damon Wayans far more rewarding. Martin-Campbell continued to appear regularly in film and on television in such diverse projects as the raunchy romantic comedy “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008), motivational kids’ TV-movie “Lemonade Mouth” (Disney Channel, 2011), family sitcom “Dr. Ken” (ABC 2015-17) and acclaimed indie comedy-drama “Blindspotting” (2018), proving both her versatility and durability as an actress.
Born Tisha Michelle Campbell on Oct. 13, 1968 in Oklahoma City, OK, she was the daughter of Mona, a nurse, and Clifton, a factory worker. Campbell-Martin and her three siblings were raised in Newark, NJ and it was there that she received her start as a performer by singing in the church choir as a small child. Campbell made her first television appearance at the age of eight with an episode of the children’s show “Big Blue Marble” (PBS, 1974-1983), which followed her as she took singing lessons from her mother and performed at a jazz concert in New York’s Greenwich Village. While still in her early teens, the aspiring young performer was performing in off-Broadway stage productions such as “Betsy Brown” and “Really Rosie.” After graduating from Newark Arts High School, Campbell-Martin made her feature film debut as part of the “Greek chorus” in “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986), a musical remake of the horror comedy originally directed by Roger Corman. Encouraged by the work and ready to pursue her chosen profession in earnest, Campbell-Martin made the move to Los Angeles, where she was cast as one of five girls adopted by Joseph Bologna on the short-lived sitcom “Rags to Riches” (NBC, 1987-88).
Cambell-Martin’s follow-up came with Spike Lee’s collegiate musical comedy feature “School Daze” (1988), which showcased both Campbell’s singing and acting skills. She went on to appear as one of a group of New York teens living and dancing on “Rooftops” (1989) and picked up a minor role in the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte action comedy sequel “Another 48 Hrs.” (1990). As her career gained momentum, she landed the role of Sidney, the girlfriend of Kid (Christopher Reid), in the Hudlin Brothers’ raucous teen comedy “House Party” (1990). Behind the camera she choreographed the dance battle scene in the film, and reprised the character of Sidney in each of the franchise’s sequels. The following year, Eddie Murphy promoted her to wise-cracking ex-girlfriend in the comedy “Boomerang” (1992), before she joined the cast of “Martin” (Fox, 1992-97) as Gina, the intelligent and strong-willed girlfriend of blustery man-child Martin Lawrence. In late 1996, Campbell walked off the show after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against co-star Lawrence and the show’s producers. However, by March 1997 she had settled the matter out of court and returned for the show’s final three episodes, with the stipulation that she not appear in any scenes alongside the series’ titular star.
Campbell-Martin provided one of the voices for the animal stars of the family adventure sequel “Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco” (1996), and displayed her singing skills once more in Rusty Cundieff’s romantic comedy “Sprung” (1997). Cast on yet another successful series, she played Damon Wayan’s career-minded, level-headed wife Janet on the family sitcom “My Wife & Kids” (ABC, 2001-05), a role that won her BET Comedy and NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. A few years later, Campbell-Martin juxtaposed that character with a brief turn as Craig Robinson’s angry, berating spouse in the Kevin Smith comedy feature “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008). That same year she made a series of appearances as the obnoxious neighbor, Peaches, on the Chris Rock sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” (UPN/The CW, 2005-09), and signed up as a fulltime cast member on the short-lived “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime, 2008-09). Other roles included a turn as the nurturing detention hall administrator and music teacher, Miss Reznick, in the teen empowerment high school musical “Lemonade Mouth” (Disney Channel, 2011) and a co-starring role on police procedural “The Protector” (Lifetime 2011). After appearing as herself in a recurring role in the Kevin Hart reality TV parody “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET 2013-16), Campbell-Martin co-starred in Ken Jeong’s family comedy “Dr. Ken” ABC (2015-17) and had a voice role in the adult cartoon “Legends of Chamberland Heights” (Adult Swim 2017). After co-starring in the TV movie “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” (Lifetime 2018) as the teen gymnast’s mother, Campbell-Martin co-starred in the indie comedy-drama “Blindspotting” (2018) opposite Daveed Diggs.
Glynn TurmanPresenter Bio
Award-winning, New York City-born actor, Glynn Turman, enjoyed his first real taste of acting
success as a young teenager, originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine
Hansberry’s landmark play A Raisin in the Sun in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee as his
various family members. Upon graduation from the renowned High School of Performing Arts in New
York, he apprenticed in regional and repertory companies throughout the country until he settled in
Los Angeles in the mid-1970’s. Turman is also an award-winning stage and television director,
helming episodes of Hanging with Mr. Cooper and The Wayans Bros, also directed during his
seasons of acting work on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World. His strong work in film and
television continues today with his memorable roles on The Wire, House of Lies and Queen Sugar,
among many others.
In 2008, Turman scored his first Emmy® win as Outstanding Guest Actor for the HBO series In
Treatment and he earned his second Emmy® nomination for the same category in 2019 for his role
as Nate Lahey Sr. on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Turman has had a Los Angeles Critics
Award, a Dramalogue Award and multiple NAACP Image Award nominations including in 2015 for
his portrayal as Jeremiah Kaan on the Showtime hit series House of Lies. He’s won four NAACP
Image Awards and a NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre, the 2011 National Black
Theater Festival’s ‘Sidney Poitier Lifelong Achievement Award’, the 2010 Pan African Film Festival
Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2013 & 2010 LA Stage Ovation Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor
for two August Wilson plays, “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” & “Two Trains Running” and in 2017, he
was nominated for a third Ovation Award and a NAACP Theatre Image Award as Outstanding Lead
Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Also starring in the film adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
in 2020 opposite Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, Turman was awarded the Los
Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and garnered nominations from
the Film Independent Spirit Awards, National Society of Film Critics Awards, and NAACP Image
Awards. In the same year, Turman had another outstanding role in FX’s Fargo as Dr. Senator in
which he was nominated for a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a
Turman’s career catapulted to new heights since his Emmy win in 2008 and his upcoming projects
are a testament to his non-stop work releasing this year and next, including his role as Toledo in the
Denzel Washington-produced Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play Ma Rainey’s Black
Bottom. Turman stars opposite Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis and Colman Domingo. He also
starred the AT&T Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes opposite Brendan Gleeson as Judge Bernard
Raines, the no-nonsense judge presiding over Lou Linklatter’s murder trial, he suffers no fools and
takes no prisoners. He is none too pleased with the lawyers working on this case who seem hell
bent for trial. Turman also had strong supporting roles in TNT’s Claws, as Niecy Nash’s character’s
father, in Netflix’s Marlon Wayans film Sextuplets and in Ben Affleck’s drama film The Way Back for
Warner Bros. in 2020, Turman starred in the critically acclaimed Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black
Bottom and FX’s latest season of Fargo, opposite Chris Rock.
He recently starred opposite Adrienne Warren in ABC’s “Women of the Movement,” as Mose Wright,
a real-life Civil Rights movement leader and great-uncle to Emmett Till. Turman also just wrapped
filming Netflix’s RUSTIN, the biopic on the Civil Rights icon which sees him reunite with former MA
RAINEY co-star Colman Domingo and director George C. Wolfe in the first film for the Obama’s
Higher Ground production company. The film will be out later this year. He also has roles in Hulu’s
“Black Cake,” Disney+’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” and Apple TV+s “The Big Cigar.”
His many film credits include Race, Dakota’s Summer, Super 8, Burlesque, Takers, Sahara, John
Dies at the End, Kings of the Evening (for which Glynn won Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 San
Diego Black Film Festival), Men of Honor, Deep Cover, Gremlins, J.D.’s Revenge, Light It Up, The
Serpent’s Egg, The Inkwell, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the cult classic Cooley High.
Glynn’s television series and roles include Jeremiah Kaah on House of Lies, Colonel Taylor on A
Different World, Ernest Bordelon on Queen Sugar, Suits, Graves, Proof, Criminal Minds, NCIS: LA,
The Wire, Revolution, The Defenders, In Treatment, CSI, The Bernie Mac Show, Law and Order, CI,
Resurrection Blvd, Big Apple, Scrubs, Southland, Buffalo Soldiers and The Minstrel Man. Glynn has
also directed several films, plays and television shows from the 80’s hit Dynasty to several
webisodes for the Showtime series, House of Lies.
Turman has also had a prolific stage career, having starred in three August Wilson plays, most
recently Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by Phylicia Rashad and in 2015 he co-starred in Eugene
O’Neil’s A Moon for the Misbegotten opposite Audra McDonald in Williamstown. He has performed
in such plays Athol Fugard’s My Children, My Africa, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Ron Milner’s
What the Wine Sellers Buy, Eyes of the American & his own autobiographical, one-man show,
He always had a love for horses as a young child and grew up training them. He started competing
in rodeo about 35 years ago and placed in several competitions. In 1999, Glynn won the state’s
Regional Team Roping Finals and placed in the top 5 in the National US Team Roping Champion
Finals in Oklahoma City. In November 2011 Glynn was inducted into the Western Heritage MultiCultural Museum’s Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth Texas. Glynn and his wife Jo-An currently own a ranch
in Lake Hughes, California called IX Winds Ranch. They bought the 20-acre ranch 40 years ago and
built the entire ranch from ground up; currently keeping a small stable of 3 quarter horses. In 1992,
Glynn and Jo-An co-founded a free, non-profit, western style summer camp program called “Camp
Gid D Up” for inner-city and at risk youth which takes place at IX Winds, which they started as a
promise to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King to help bring peace among youth gangs and to help
youth in the community after the riots in the 1990s.
Shohreh AghdashlooPresenter Bio
About Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh’s prolific work on stage and screen has been lauded for decades in both her native Iran and all over the world, especially in her adopted home, the United States. American audiences know her best from her Oscar nominated performance in House of Sand and Fog, her Emmy winning role in HBO’s acclaimed House of Saddam, and as the character ‘Dina Araz’ in the enormously successful Fox series 24.
Shohreh began working on the 5th season of the critically acclaimed futuristic TV series The Expanse in 2020. The show is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series of the same name. Shohreh plays the lead character ‘Chrisjen Avasarala,’ a smart and passional member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth’s governing body. Amazon Studios streamed the all new 4th season of The Expanse globally on December 13, 2019.
Shohreh will next be seen on the big screen in November starring alongside of Rita Wilson in the indie film Simple Wedding. Shohreh also served as an executive producer on the film. In film, Shohreh also recently stepped into the role of ‘Bano Ayoub’ in the Canadian Feature The Cuban and earlier this year Shohreh wrapped production working on the movie Run Sweetheart Run, a feminist horror-thriller co-produced by Bluehouse Productions and Automatik, in association with Quiet Girl Productions.
A diverse talent, Shohreh has moved between television, film and theatre with much ease. In 2012, she received critical acclaim for portraying the title character in the legendary Federico Garcia Lorca’s final theatrical play House of Bernarda Alba, in London at the famed Almeida Theater.
Shohreh is also an author, her memoir titled The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines was released by Harper Collins publishing in 2013. In the book Shohreh shares her fascinating personal journey of growing up in Tehran and the path that lead her to Los Angeles, where she juggled work, acting, and a family before landing the roles that would make her a star.
Shohreh’s other prestigious TV credits include: The Punisher, Grimm, Grey’s Anatomy, House MD, Law and Order, Portlandia, Will and Grace, among many others. Shohreh’s work in film includes blockbusters such as: Star Tred Beyond, X-Men -The Last Stand, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Lake House.
Joe CiprianoPresenter Bio
You know the voice, now get to know Joe.
Whether it’s from his 25 years as the “voice” of the Fox TV Network or his 20 years with the CBS TV Network, Joe has been the signature voice for some of the biggest Networks, Brands and Television Shows in the world.
Joe Cipriano is one of America’s premiere voice over artists, representing the country’s top Television Networks, TV shows and Movies for more than 30 years. Joe is the recipient of the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award which is awarded based on character, longevity, talent, professionalism and the passion for giving back to the voice over community.
He is also an author, contributing to several books on the art of voice over and having written his own book along with his wife, Ann Cipriano. “Living On Air – Adventures in Broadcasting” A funny and charming coming of age story about a small-town boy who grew up on the air in radio. It’s a humorous tale of the characters he met on the way to becoming one of America’s finest voice-over talent
Jasmine SandersPresenter Bio
Jasmine Sanders – Bio
Adopted and Winning—it’s the rallying watchword of award-winning, top-ranked, multi-media personality and adoption advocate Jasmine Sanders.
Sanders’ compelling backstory of foster care, teen pregnancy, abuse, and survival laid the foundation for her platform as a mentor, motivational speaker, women’s empowerment devotee, and adoption advocate. It also fueled her relentless drive to become the powerhouse media maven and burgeoning author millions lean in to hear weekly. With more than twenty years in the business, a refreshing ray of light, the adored, spirited, and humorous co-host of The D. L. Hughley Show and D. L. Hughley UNCUT, Sanders serves up formidable wit and charm alongside King of Comedy comedian, actor, and two-time New York Times bestselling author, D. L. Hughley. Authentic, pure-hearted, and relatable in a world where humility pales in the limelight, Sanders delivers with warm, inviting class whether on radio, television, hosting events, or corresponding on red carpets.
From special correspondent on HLN’s “The Daily Share,” former co-host of BET/Centric TV’s lifestyle show, “Culture List,” and featured music expert and pop-culture pundit for Billboard Magazine, to correspondent and co-host for WTFV/CBS News Channel 5 and WTVC/ABC News Channel 9, Sanders has a well-decorated past as a seasoned media professional. She was a well-known personality at New York’s WWFS 102.7 and a top-rated midday host at the legendary WBLS. She was also the co-host of two nationally syndicated programs: “Skip Murphy in The Afternoon” and “The Afternoon Jam Session” with Brian McKnight. Her storied career has included multiple national media features, mentions, and high-profile host appearances. Consummate in her field, Sanders’ awards and recognitions include: Girls Incorporated Most Influential Women, Top Personality in the Business by The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME), Black Women in Media (BWIM) Awards Honoree, and several Black Women in Radio (BWIR) acknowledgments including being a part of the nation’s first Black Women In Radio Historic Collection in the Library of Congress presented by BWIR, The Radio Preservation Task Force, and the Atlanta University Center’s Robert Woodruff Library.
Ranked as one of radio’s premiere nationally-syndicated Black female personalities, Sanders launched an unapologetic vodcast, “Don’t Tell Me To Shut Up” and doles out heaping portions of brave, bold, never-say-die-energy and raw no-holds-barred conversations on real life experiences from the unfiltered perspective of a Black woman. The show can be seen on YouTube and heard on all streaming platforms.
Sanders’ passions shine on her missions to both empower women and debunk the myths and dispel the misconceptions about being adopted. The “Jasmine Cares” initiative focuses on mentorship and motivation for women and aged-out foster children who have lost their will to dream. The “Adopted and Winning” initiative includes inspiring other adoptees and an annual charity event to reduce fees for those desiring to adopt, but initial costs are a deterrent.
Sanders has broken barriers, and she endeavors to make her journey count by helping pave the road of hope for other women. For the latest on Sanders or for bookings, contact her on Instagram @iamjasminesanders or Facebook at IamJasmineSanders.
Dave FennoyPresenter Voice Arts® Legacy Honoree Bio
Voice Arts® Legacy Honoree
A bit about Dave
Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation and Games.
His promo clients over the years include HULU.COM, ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others. Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts”. His various film voices include “Ghost Rider”, “Happy Feet”,and “King’s Ransom”, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and Award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book “Secrets of Voiceover Success” by Joan Baker.
Joan BakerPresenterSOVAS™ Bio
Joan is a force in American showbiz—an accomplished author, actor, and voiceover artist, renowned for her engaging on-camera hosting. As the Co-founder and Vice President (VP) of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™), she passionately champions the internationally acclaimed That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo and the Voice Arts® Awards, recognized as the Oscars of Voice Acting by Good Morning America. The stage has welcomed illustrious honorees such as James Earl Jones, Viola Davis, Mark Hamill, Lily Tomlin, William Shatner, Ken Burns, Rosario Dawson, Laraine Neuman, and Keith David…
Joan’s influence extends beyond the stage as the author of “Secrets of Voice-Over Success,” a groundbreaking chronicle of top voice actors’ career journeys. A sought-after educator, she imparts her wisdom at esteemed institutions like Columbia University, New York University, and Kentucky University. Moreover, Joan recently joined the faculty as an adjunct professor at the renowned Hartt School-University of Hartford. She continues to shape voice actors through private coaching worldwide, transforming talent into masters of their craft.
Joan has graced screens and airwaves, winning six Telly Awards and two Promax/BDA Awards for her stellar voice acting and production work. From ESPN to HBO, Joan’s voice resonates across networks and platforms. Her on-camera hosting prowess shines at A&E’s Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet Interviews and marquee events like Bravo’s Moving Image Salutes.
A dedicated philanthropist, Joan’s acts of kindness and impact on the industry have consistently earned recognition in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Variety Magazine, and Deadline, illustrating her unwavering commitment to positive change. As a Neumann Microphones Endorsed Artist since 2008 and a spokesperson for Spotify Advertising’s “Outside Voices,” Joan continues to explore new frontiers. In 2021, she co-founded VOCulture.com, a nonprofit lifestyle brand, and in 2022, the Television Academy sought Joan as a juror for both the Children’s & Family Emmys and the Daytime Emmy Awards, further solidifying her influential role in the industry.
Currently residing in Weehawken, New Jersey, she shares her journey with her husband and business partner, Rudy Gaskins.
Douglas MelvillePresenter Bio
DOUG MELVILLE is one of the most innovative voices in corporate diversity – and currently splits his time between the United States and Switzerland, where he is a global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the luxury industry.
His first book, Invisible Generals, which tells his family story of America’s first two black generals, a Father and Son – was released on Nov 7 in honor of Veterans Day on Simon & Schuster/Atria/BPP.
5th Generation Innovator, Leader and Change Agent | Global Diversity & Business Leader
Doug Melville is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) for an International luxury holding company. There, Melville sits on the Governance and Sustainability Committee. He is responsible for drafting the DEI vision, measuring and embedding metrics, and strategizing around DEI as a business solutions.
Melville’s journey as a Diversity Officer began in 2012 at TBWA (Omnicom), a global advertising agency, advising iconic brands such as Apple, AirBnB, PepsiCo, Amazon, and more. Melville led their Supplier Diversity program and created a search engine to aggregate US women and diverse-owned (MWBE) creative businesses. Prior to advertising, Melville sat on the executive team of Magic Johnson Enterprises to create top line revenue by building out his brand, holdings and partnerships. He also served as an advisor for Tommy Hilfiger’s capital management firm, T Capital Management.
In his most recent endeavor Melville set out to rediscover his family’s story—one of sacrifice and perseverance. In his forthcoming book, Invisible Generals (November 2023), he tells the amazing true story of America’s first Black generals, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. and Jr., a father and son who helped integrate the American military and created the Tuskegee Airmen, working with eight different US Presidential administrations, from FDR to Jimmy Carter, along the way.
Melville examines how to draw strength from uncovering and reclaiming history by utilizing your ancestors’ victories to broaden your vision of what’s possible today; becoming a voice for the voiceless; harnessing the power of perseverance to understand and overcome generational challenges; and building on and growing your family legacy.
In his personal time Melville works across the public sector – from West Point to the Air Force Academy – to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of his family and diverse trailblazers.
Born in Connecticut, Melville has traveled to 75 different countries to better understand cultural differences and business through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. He currently splits time between the United States and Geneva, Switzerland, and is an alum of Syracuse University.
Colleen O’ShaughnesseyPresenter Bio
MY STORY by Colleen O’Shaughnessey
It’s a strange revelation discovering that your greatest skill that will turn into an amazing career is creating characters out of the voices in your head. I began giving voices to animals and babies as early as I can remember. The expression on their faces spoke to me somehow, and I felt compelled to lend them my voice, never guessing it was laying a foundation for my future aspirations. I adored Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show” and the “Wonderful World of Disney” as a kid. Essentially, they were my early training. When one of my college instructors made the miraculous and astute suggestion that I pursue a career in voice over, it was an epiphany! I moved to LA where I picked people’s brains, asked questions of anyone remotely involved in VO, put together a demo, took classes, pestered casting directors and agents until I had the right one and auditioned until I finally booked my first job as Skipper on a “Reporter Barbie” book. My first animated series was shortly after – Polly on “The Kids from Room 402” on Fox Family. She remains a character near and dear to my heart. From there I branched into anime, commercials, animated features and video games. It’s been a whirlwind adventure. I feel so fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love. I am grateful for every job I book and the wonderful and ridiculously talented people I work with. I still strive to create new and lovable characters. Every audition is an opportunity to discover something about my voice and stretch and grow. I welcome the challenge. And so, the journey continues…
Oluwaseun ShoboPresenter Bio
SHOBO is an incredibly gifted individual.
Fondly called the BrandMASTER, Shobo is a sought-after brand consultant, premium voice over talent, author and an inspirational speaker.
He began his career as a brand consultant with a passion to build domestic brands from Africa up to global relevance. He has worked with various multinational brands. He is also responsible for the birth of many start-up brands in Nigeria and has successfully managed their brands through their growth and expansion stages.
With over two decades as an active player in the voice-over industry; his passion for its growth and a need to groom African talents for global positioning , inspired him to start the pioneer training hub for voice talents in Africa (The first-ever in Subsaharan Africa), The Voice Over Academy (voiceoveracademyng.com). In addition to this, he established the continent’s largest and most professional pool of voices- The Voice Over Bank (voiceoverbank.com.ng) and Africa’s premier practice and resource hub for voice over talents. ( voiceoverdrill.com) . These various initiatives have birthed many of Africa’s top voice over talents and content creators.
He has also been the voice responsible for some of Nigeria’s widely loved commercials.
Shobo’s projects have attracted global attention which includes a host of local and international media houses. He has also earned numerous awards and accolades from various platforms and higher institutions across Nigeria due to the wealth of experience he has garnered in both the Marketing Communications and Voice Over industry.
His newly authored workbook – VOCAP [Voice Over Career Advancement Plan ] is already giving clarity to several voice talents around the world.
Shobo is a professional member of the World Voices Organization (WOVO) USA and also the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), USA where he sits on the board as the first African and Nigerian board Director. He also sits on the advisory board of several other organizations.
He has immensely enhanced the love for voice overs, branding and vocal awareness among existing and new brands through the timeless teachings and nuggets he shares through his engagements, social media platforms and classes.
Yukiko FujimuraPresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
Yukiko Fujimura is a Japanese voiceover artist with over 20 years of experience. As the founder of Voiceover Japan, the pioneering online school for Japanese voiceover artists seeking to conquer international markets, she has shared her expertise with more than 250 aspiring talents, igniting transformative changes in their lives. Yukiko also founded Voiceover Japan Awards in 2022, Japan’s first-ever awards for voiceover artists aiming for overseas markets.
Yukiko started her career as an anchor for a TV station, and has hosted many TV programs. After giving birth to her daughter, she began her career as a voiceover talent. Leveraging her profound understanding of the Japanese market and her innate ability to captivate audiences, she has become a trusted partner for companies seeking to expand their business in Japan. Yukiko’s captivating voice not only resonates with Japanese audiences but also connects and engages customers on a deep emotional level. Renowned global brands like Google, Amazon, PRADA, Tesla, IBM, and Microsoft have chosen Yukiko’s voice to heighten their brand awareness and drive sales in the Japanese market.
Yukiko won the Best Voice Artist at Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2022, where she became the first Japanese recipient in the category’s history. She was also nominated for prestigious awards such as SOVAS Voice Arts Awards, One Voice Awards USA in the international category. She also won the Audience Favorite at CastVoices Soundbyte Contest.
In addition to being a voiceover artist, Yukiko has served as a bilingual host/emcee for many international receptions including G7 summit Ministerial Meeting, World Economic Forum Japan Night, UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Danny BurnsidePresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
Voice Actor / Casting Director
Danny Burnside is a professional Voice Actor and Host. His voice has been heard in Super Bowl commercials and multiple national and international campaigns, including China. He is a National Active Member of the Television Academy in Los Angeles and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Danny is an alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he was honored to receive the prestigious “Charles Jehlinger Award
Diane PangPresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
Int’l Product Specialist / Lover of Vocal Arts
Diane Burnside is the chief product manager at Sabrent. She has been in the purchasing industry for over 15 years, working primarily with international accounts. She studied Business at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. She is detail driven and has assisted in growing multiple company product lines. Diane is a lover of all vocal art forms including singing, poetry, and dialects.
Elspeth Burnside(Pang XiYao)Little Presenter Bio
Elspeth Burnside(Pang XiYao)
Elspeth Burnside (Pang XiYao) is a toddler-aged lover of the arts!
She was a featured model for the holiday line of the popular sleepware company, “Little Sleepies.” El has been studying ballet and aerial dance since the age of eighteen months! She loves spending time with Dad in the voiceover studio and her specialty is making animal sounds.
Elspeth adores the zoo, music and hiking in nature. She is being raised in a bilingual home, speaking English and Mandarin.
Stephane CornicardPresenter Bio
Multilingual actor and director for the past 35 years, Stephane has worked across all the many fields of the voice and acting industry from recording voices for pre-school toys to acting for Steven Spielberg?s Saving Private Ryan. His motto is : ?Since no-one can ever truly be a Master, please call me Jack.?
Stephane started acting at the age of 14. He read philosophy, literature and languages at Caen University, France, was awarded a scholarship to study Drama at Colby College USA. He holds (very dear) an MA in Drama: Process of Production from the prestigious Goldsmith College London.
Stephane?s long list of clients includes Reuters, CNN, The BBC, ITV, The Cartoon Network, The Vatican, The Rijks Museum, Le Louvres, London 2012 Olympics, The World Health Organisation, and the United Nations to name a few (and show off?)
He likes to boast that he started voicing characters in video games when they first learned to talk. He has worked on Metal Gear, Spyro the Dragon, Syphon Filter 1,2 & 3, Dark Souls 2 & 3, Need for Speed, Lara Croft, Total War. He admits having a special fondness for Lonesome Gavlan from Dark Souls. ?Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!?
In advertising Stephane has worked on several National and International campaigns for Lancome, Chanel, Stella Artois, Kronembourg, Buly, Babbel, The Economist, Renault, Boursin, Signal etc?
Stephane runs practical and theoretical workshops in acting and directing (Minist?re de l?Education Nationale, Actor?s Centre London, British Equity, VO Atlanta) and appeared on several panels on video games for The Voice Over Network, Get your Game on, London Screen Writing Festival, Chatterbox Voices and the London Film and Television School.
Passionate and ever amazed by the processes behind story telling and make belief, Stephane thinks good actors aim to be saints, not stars.
Juana PlataPresenter Bio
Juana is a sought after LA Spanish voice artist with a clear & true neutral accent.
Born in Colombia, South America – she has over 20 years of experience as a presenter and voice-over artist.
She has a deep understanding of Hispanic / Latino culture and knows how the significance of words varies from country to country. This allows her to effectively communicate with her target audience in a neutral, simple, clear, inclusive and respectful way.
Clients include worldwide multi-national and international companies seeking an efficacious Spanish language talent with neutral accent to transmit their message.
DC GlennPresenter Bio
DC Glenn is an American film actor and voice-over artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He is also known as one half of the 90’s rap group Tag Team who created the classic stadium anthem “Whoomp! There It Is.” And is also featured in the SAG national GEICO commercial “Scoop! There It Is.”
DC has been training tenaciously for film, tv, and commercial acting since 2017. Enjoying this fruitful journey sharpening his craft with L.A. acting coach Crystal Carson (Auditioning by Heart), ATL acting coach Natalia Livingston (Actor Boutique), and improv veteran Ray Bengston. DC has relished the process of auditioning and training with the aid of all his talented actor colleagues on WeAuition to become a successful working actor. DC has also enjoyed training vigorously for years, seeking mastery in the arts of voiceover. His magnetic presence and rich, textured voice have been nurtured by VO coaches Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker (S.O.V.A.S.), as well as Denise Woods (author of The Power of Voice), dialect coach to the stars. With the continued support of The People Store agency in Atlanta, GA. as his representation. This partnership is achieving goals only dreams are made of.
Susie ValerioPresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
Susie Valerio – Bio
Born in Brazil and raised bilingual, Susie Valerio is a Brazilian Producer, Voice Actor and Casting Director based in the UK. Working globally across the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Susie trained as an Actor in London and is a regular guest speaker on webinars, podcasts and live panels about International Markets, along other topics.
Susie is often attached to high profile projects as “Foreign Voices Expert”, working regularly with companies such as Voicefox, Hamster Ball Studios, Imagineear and multi-award winning Soundcuts Audio. She is truly passionate about Ethical Casting and thrives on maximizing work opportunities for underrepresented Talent of all nationalities.
As a Voice Actor, Susie records daily in unplaceable International English and Native Brazilian Portuguese. Her warm delivery combined with her soft hybrid accent can be heard across the globe, adding a unique cosmopolitan flavour to some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Rudy GaskinsChairman / CEO SOVAS™ Bio
Rudy GaskinsChairman / CEO
Rudy Gaskins is the Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™), an international nonprofit corporation that orchestrates That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo, the Voice Arts® Awards, and various programs dedicated to training, education, academic financial aid scholarships, and career counseling for voice actors. SOVAS™, with its illustrious history, stands as a pillar in the voiceover industry and has celebrated iconic talents such as James Earl Jones, Voila Davies, Mark Hamill, Lily Tomlin, Muhammad Ali, William Shatner, Michael Buffer, Rosario Dawson, Ken Burns, Nancy Cartwright, Sigourney Weaver.
A distinguished Emmy-winning producer, Rudy embarked on his professional journey after graduating from New York University’s Film and Television program. His career began with directing and producing award-winning short films, followed by an apprenticeship as a film editor on Francis Coppola’s The Cotton Club. He then collaborated with influential filmmakers like Jonathan Demme, Brian DePalma, Milos Forman, Spike Lee, and Alan Pakula. His next venture was with PBS, where he directed and produced 12 hours of documentary programming, honing his skills in the journalistic tradition.
Transitioning to ABC News advertising and promotion, Rudy played a pivotal role in shaping the creative direction for programs such as World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, 20/20 with Barbara Walters, and Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer. Later, as vice president of creative services at Court TV, he navigated the network’s re-branding during high-profile trials, including those of the Menendez Brothers, OJ Simpson, and Aileen Wuornos. His impactful leadership extended to Court TV’s successful transformation into Tru TV, overseeing an award-winning re-branding campaign.
Currently residing in Weehawken, New Jersey, with his wife and business partner, Joan Baker, Rudy remains committed to advancing the voiceover industry’s excellence and innovation.
Wanda DeePresenter Bio
Born in Harlem on April 12th & raised in The Bronx during the birth of Hip Hop, this trailblazing icon emerged as the genre’s 1st female DJ in the 70’s, when she also became the 1st female inductee into The Universal Zulu Nation by her DJ mentors AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & KOOL HERC (Hip Hop’s Godfather & Father). In the 80’s, as Hip Hop’s 1st female DJ, HARRY BELAFONTE cast her in “BEAT STREET”. She made Herstory as the 1st female Rapper signed to The U.K.’s most successful production team of STOCK, AITKEN & WATERMAN on PWL Records, where she also became the 1st female Rapper to go platinum with her debut single “BLUE EYES (’86) & then 2 more back-to-back consecutive platinum singles on Tuff City Records w/”TO THE BONE” b/w “THE GODESS (’89).
Shutting down Joe Clark’s Eastside High School during an annual all-star assembly variety show program produced by her Husband & Producer, Eric Floyd; where Wanda’s searing performance of ‘THE GODDESS” ended with her ripping the black satin Velcro bound pants of her 4 hot bodied dancers (down to their silver lame’ G-strings) resulted in over $40 million dollars of multimedia publicity, which in turn, drove her record sales to astronomical numbers & national notoriety, in day & age of no social media. As the 80’s closed, WANDA made her 2nd featured appearance in a motion picture, the urban cult classic; “EAST SIDE STORY”, which was written, produced, & cast by her Husband, ERIC FLOYD (who also co-starred in it with his discovery of a then 17-year-old, MARC ANTHONY).
In the 90’s, after selling over 3 million records in the Rap game, PETER WATERMAN re-signed Wanda to a new $5 million dollar recording / publishing deal with PWL, but this time as a singer (going down in history as ‘ the LAST act signed to Stock, Aiken & Waterman / PWL’); before their official disbanding after more than 200 Top 10 singles) where she was soon discovered by two interns there (BILL DRUMMOND & JIM CAUTY of THE KLF) who enlisted her no nonsense vocals & writing abilities to fashion the EDM groups first initial two hit singles “WHAT TIME IS LOVE?” & “LAST TRAIN TO TRANCENTRAL” off of THE WHITE ROOM album, which went on to score over 32 million records sold (to date) worldwide, platinum status in 77 countries & a demand for live shows by ‘The Voice of THE KLF’! In fact, they still hold the Guinness Book of World Record title as ‘The #1 Singles Selling Act of the 90’s’!
With now (4) four #1 records from one album charting globally, KLF producers abruptly disbanded, and Wanda, being world renowned as both the erotic centerpiece and exotic voice of their groundbreaking music videos / singles & having both a vested publishing interest in robust record sales as well as the personal blessing of ARISTA / BMG CEO CLIVE DAVIS, Wanda (after a swift legal wrangling with THE KLF) took THE KLF show on the road under the guise of THE KLF featuring The Goddess, WANDA DEE, only after KLF Producers, BILL DRUMMOND & JIM CAUTY vehemently refused both WANDA DEE & CLIVE DAVIS’ repeated request to all tour together in support of the groundbreaking album!
Today selling out in 150 cities in 90 countries on 6 continents, her high-octane signature exotic, erotic & hypnotic arena / festival / stadium shows have gone unchallenged as The Hottest Live Show in Dance Music, In the 2000’s, having continued platinum success w/solo album / single releases (“I WANNA SEE YOU SWEAT” / “I LIKE IT HARD” / “THE GODDESS IS HERE!” featuring superstar guest star duets w/FREDA PAYNE, D’ATRA HICKS, LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY, VALERIE SIMPSON, LINDA CLIFFORD, CAROL DOUGLAS, CAROL WILLIAMS, ALYSON WILLIAMS, PEGGI BLU, SHARON BROWN, FONDA RAE, TAANA GARDNER & THE EMOTIONS & a Las Vegas residency under her Husband’s ‘OLD SCHOOL PARTY’). Newly inducted into The Smithsonian’s Black Culture Exhibit, recipient of The Universal Zulu Nation Lifetime Achievement Award, MTV in 2023 acknowledged her as Hip Hop’s 1st female DJ & 1st to bring feminine glam to the genre, features in over 100 Hip Hop history books, her Live In Tokyo TV special was #1 rated & was seen by over 200 million people, sold over 500,000 concert tickets cumulatively in Europe, over 100,000 people in Russia, over 200,000 people in Estonia & upcoming global headlining tours that have her on the road 10 months annually. This international Pop/Dance Diva soars triumphantly as The Goddess, WANDA DEE.
Goddess Empire Management: ERIC FLOYD, CEO 702.666.3126 GoddessEmpire6@aol.com
Sebastian ZancanaroPresenter Bio
Sebastian Zancanaro is a director, producer, writer who works as a Casting Director and manages productions at Blu Digital Group Studios Hollywood studios. He boasts a dubbing career that spans close to two decades and goes back to the early days of English dubbing in the United States.A UCLA Graduate in creative writing for film, and a graduate of Sebastian has worked in all facets of dubbing – from script translation / adaptation, to casting, voice acting in Portuguese and English, directing, and producing. He is a methodical creative that blends his experience and his wide range of skills into a well-rounded, outstanding localization professional. With over thirteen thousand hours of studio experience in Hollywood, where he helped deliver over 95 projects for clients, such as: Netflix, HBO, Starz, Lions Gate, Disney, Globo TV, Sundance, and others. He prides in building a vast network of independent English dubbing specialists including directors, adapters, casting directors, recording/mixing studios and actors.
Thembisa MshakaPresenter Bio
Over the course of a 30-year career in entertainment, and a quarter century of that tenure spent conceiving award-winning and world-class campaigns, Thembisa Mshaka is the founder of Mshaka Media. Her career spans the areas of touring, management, magazine publishing, recorded music and technology, advertising, music supervision for film, voice-over, and television. Thembisa has had the great privilege of putting words into the mouths of auteurs, luminaries, world leaders, and megastar recording artists. Beyonce’. Michelle Obama. Jamie Foxx. Wu-Tang Clan. Queen Latifah. NaS. Will Smith. Prince. Spike Lee. She’s written for them, and a galaxy of talent from all walks of life. With ThembisaMshaka.com, we welcome you to her world.
Wael HabbalPresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
Voice Arts® Global Influencer Award
Voice Actor / Educator
Wael started his professional voice over career in 2003 with CNBC Arabia as the channel’s main voice. He then moved to MBC Group as a senior engineer while also lending his voice to Al-Arabiya news channel till the present. In 2010 he was chosen to be the Arabic voice of Google Maps. Since then, he has done many successful campaigns for Mercedes Benz Middle East, Audi Middle East, BMW, Porsche, and UAE Etisalat. After a world tour seeking knowledge about the global voice over industry, Wael began educating and training passionate students in many training centers in the Middle East. He believes that the voice is a mirror and reflection of the soul and that the more sincere it is, the more influence it will have on the hearts of others.
Fabiola StevensonPresenter Bio
Today it is rare to find someone who’s career and experience has such a great variety of projects as Fabiola Stevenson has. This flexibility allows her to be a director, actress, producer, singer, and translator in both English and Spanish markets.
Born in Mexico City, Fabiola Stevenson arrived to the US in 1986. She had a very interesting and unique childhood, having a very famous mother who is in movies, soap operas, theater, etc, who couldn’t go anywhere without being recognized, and a very well known father, Carlos Stevenson, (AKA Guillermo Romano) whose amazing voice in Spanish was that of Adam West in “Batman”, Peter Graves, in “Mission Impossible”, amongst others, and a brother, whose voice was that of Michael J. Fox!!!
Growing up around that, left her no option but to become a “child actress”, starting her career doing voice overs, at the tender age of 10. Lending her voice to the character of Violet in “Charlie Brown”.
She also lent her voice to, Firestar in “The Adventures of the Amazing Spiderman”, Jem, in “Jem”, Olive Oil in “Popeye”, Jo (Nancy McKeon) “The Facts of Life”, Diana in “Dungeons and Dragons”, Kim Basinger “The Marrying Man”, Sharon Stone “Scissors” & “Jean Harlow documentary”, Kat (Annabeth Gish) “Mystic PIzza”, Disney’s “James and the Giant Peach” singing for Ladybug, several documentaries and industrial narrations and most recently, the voice of Marcella Quintanilla on “Selena The Series”, Doona Bae, on Netflix’s “Stranger”, Diane, Ana Spanakopita and Vanessa Geko on Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman”, Bella (Kristen Stewart) on the Twilight saga, and the voice of Melanie Laurent, on “Now You See Me”.
Directed Short Film “Ofelia” for 48 Hr Film Festival. The short was nominated for 17 awards, winning 8 of them, including “Best Film”, “Best Runner Up Director” and “Best Actress” (Beatriz Aguirre) The Film represented Los Angeles at the Filmpalooza Festival in Paris, France in March of 2018, and was an official selection of the “Short & Sweet Hollywood Film Festival”, “The Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival”, Winner of the “Vesuvius International Film Fest” in Italy, Semi Finalist of the “Berlin Shorts Award Film Festival”, Germany, Winner in Tokyo, South America, New York, Dublin, Rotterdam, and many more.
SOVAS Voice Arts Awards Winner 2020 and 2021
Alfonso LugoPresenter Bio
Music producer, composer, guitarist, singer and voice over talent.
Alfonso Lugo is a multifaceted artist, singer, music producer, audio engineer, announcer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He produces original music for television commercials, film, radio and advertising campaigns, in addition to producing and developing new talent in the Latin and American market and self-producing his own music.
With all the infrastructure and knowledge to develop a comprehensive audio campaign, from copy, sound effects and engineering, to composition, arrangements, recording, mixing and mastering of music and sound design in any project, its recognition global has grown to such a level of renown that it has been awarded various international awards such as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Wave, El Círculo Creativo and the prestigious Cannes, with a Bronze Lion for having created the music and voiceover for a campaign for Advertising.
He has participated in various international festivals, such as Formula 1 and the Anapolis Latin festival, and has performed in prestigious venues in Mexico and the United States, generating great acceptance with his music and obtaining international recognition.
His broadcasting career has brought him accolades and established him as one of the best in his field, which has been instrumental in launching his talent as a singer.
Alfonso’s entry into the world of entertainment began when he was growing up in Mexico. He produced his own voice shows for a local radio station while in high school and college.
He studied Advertising and Marketing in Sao Paulo, Brazil and music production in Mexico and the United States.
As his career flourished, the student, now a renowned producer, aroused the interest of Televisa Radio, who hired him under the direction of the famous Mexican announcer Charo Fernández, meeting her and producing her again years later on “La Hora Nacional,” a cultural program of the Mexican Government that broadcasts nationally every week.
Lugo has a solid award-winning career in the world of advertising as the voice of international brands such as Mercedes Benz, Uber, McDonald’s, DirecTV, United Airlines, Burger King, Cinemex, Banamex, Cloralex, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexican Red Cross, Harmon Hall , Bacardi, Spring Air and California State, among many more.
With four solo albums and one duet album with Blue Detox – Homónimo (2003), Sol Naciente (2005) and Sometimes (All I want is you) (2009) and Beautiful Soul (2012), the soft and soulful voice of Alfonso and His brilliant lyrical compositions can be experienced in his latest releases, available on all streaming platforms, distributed by the renowned Circulate Music label.
Alfonso has collaborated with various renowned artists and producers, such as Mario Marchetti (Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Carter, Black Eyed Peas), Rich Skillz (Robin Thicke, Ludacris, Chris Brown), Sean Phelan (CeeLo Green, Marshmello, Migos ), Trevor Holmes, Russell Ali, Francisco Rodriguez, Cassy London, Goldi, Vincela, Vince Miranda, Calista Queen, Sydney Franklin and Regina Blandón, with whom he recorded the song “Gravidad” as a duet, soundtrack of the successful Mexican film “Mirreyes vs. Godínez”, which generated millions at the box office.
He is currently an active business partner in Pulpo Escafandra (audiovisual and animation production company) and Pulp Music Co (music production company).
Alfonso Lugo is multitalented artist, singer, music producer, audio engineer, voice over talent, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He produces original music for television, film, radio commercials and advertising campaigns, as well as producing and developing new talent in the Latin and American market while self-producing his own music.
With an entire infrastructure and the knowledge to develop a comprehensive audio campaign, from copy, sound effects and engineering, to composition, arrangements, recording, mixing and mastering of music and sound design in any project. His global recognition has grown to such a renowned level that he has been awarded several international awards such as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Wave, El Círculo Creativo and the prestigious Cannes, with a Bronze Lion for having done the music and the voiceover for an advertising campaign.
He has participated in various festivals of international stature, such as Formula 1 and the Latin festival of Anapolis. Also, he has performed in prestigious venues in Mexico and the United States, generating great appreciation for his music and obtaining international recognition.
His voice over career has brought him praise and established him as one of the best.
Valentina LatynaPresenter Bio
Valentina Latyna is an award-winning Actress, Voiceover, and Director based in Los Angeles, CA. She has twice won the SOVAS award in categories in English, such as Outstanding Voice Assisted Device AI and Spanish Outstanding Spoken Word (2020). She also won the award for Best Lead Actress for her work in the film “Defenseless.” Latyna has also been nominated for eleven additional SOVAS Awards. Her Dubbing work highlights Natasha Lyonne in “Poker Face,” Tiffany Haddish in “Tuca & Bertie,” Michelle Williams, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, and six seasons of Bojack Horseman with multiple characters. She is also part of the cast of the upcoming Netflix miniseries “Griselda” alongside Sofía Vergara.
Valentina Latyna es una actriz, locutora y directora galardonada radicada en Los Ángeles, CA. Ha ganado dos veces el premio SOVAS en categorías en Inglés, como Outstanding Voice Assisted Device AI y en Español, Outstanding Spoken Word (2020). También ganó el premio a la Mejor Actriz Principal por su trabajo en la película “Defenseless”. Latyna ha sido nominada a once premios SOVAS adicionales. Su trabajo de doblaje destaca a Natasha Lyonne en “Poker Face”, Tiffany Haddish en “Tuca & Bertie”, Michelle Williams, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields y seis temporadas de Bojack Horseman con múltiples personajes. También forma parte del elenco de la próxima miniserie de Netflix “Griselda” junto a Sofía Vergara.
Diriki MackLive Show Announcer Bio
Diriki MackLive Show Announcer
Diriki Mack is an award-winning audio and voice professional with over 25 years of experience, serving in television and music as a voiceover talent, audio mix engineer, sound designer and music producer. A recipient of multiple Primetime Emmy Awards for his post-production audio contributions on Saturday Night Live, Diriki is also a 3-time SOVAS Voice Arts Award winner and 6-time VAA nominee.
Diriki took his first major step, working on the “Hip Hop Spot” radio show at WBAU Radio- Adelphi University with venerable host Wildman Steve and DJ Riz. During that time, ‘BAU was the launching pad for many hip-hop artists including Public Enemy, Ice Cube, The Bomb Squad, Leaders of the New School and Busta Rhymes. Following mentorships with legendary songwriters and producers Chuck D, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shockley and Darroll “Shamello” Durant, Diriki joined the A&R team at RCA Records to help manage album and remix projects that included Michael Jackson, SWV and Wu-Tang Clan. He has also worked on projects for Mos Def, will.i.am, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, comedian Shang Forbes, and Tony Award winning poet Poetri.
While working as a mix engineer and music producer, Diriki found the world of voiceover by writing and contributing rap performances to promo spots at the request of a handful of producers. This led to his first agency signing and an eventual career as a voiceover artist. Diriki now counts AT&T, Toyota, Fox Sports, CW Network, Paramount Plus, Showtime Networks and Sundance TV among his long list of clients.
As an Industry Advisory Board member at Bayside High School in Queens, New York, Diriki is working with top school officials and the Music Performance and Production department to help further develop a newly adopted CTE program. Additionally, he often mentors and advises college students on the direction of their career path.
Robin ArmstrongPresenterSOVAS™ Board Of Directors Bio
SOVAS™ Board Of Directors
I love storytelling. I love pure, true acting. And I love the human voice. It’s been my joy to teach, coach and consult with hundreds of voice actors at all levels for over 25 years.
I discovered my passion for coaching actors and VO talent while working most of my career as a feature film and commercial director and producer. I found that I often needed to ‘coach’ talent into acceptable performances. I then began extensive teaching and coaching for voice talent, from top working pros to newbies across all genres. There are genuine, real world principles artists simply must understand about the inner process of voice acting, or they’ll be wasting their effort.
From my private studio in LA and at weekend intensives nationwide, I build and empower talent. I get them ready to work. I teach voice actors to look behind the script and into the writer, producer and directors’ minds. To understand how we make casting decisions and why. To learn why some artists book and others don’t. To break down and understand the full range of actual practical skills that really matter, and how to gain, develop and refine them. To work through negativity: the fear, ego and confidence issues that can result in self-sabotage. And to learn how to truly grow – as human beings, as performers, and as entrepreneurs. I give voice actors what they need to compete – to audition effectively, consistently land gigs and, once hired, nail the role and be asked back. I also include instruction on how to actually build their businesses. This dovetails with my consulting work, personally branding individual artists and producing world class voice demos which showcase their skills in the best light for today’s real world casting environment.
I’m continually growing as a storyteller, as a director/producer, teacher, coach, mentor and working voice actor. I’m so grateful that my crazy path has landed me here – and that by my side through this amazing journey are my beautiful wife, Judi, and our children, Blake and Annie. Their love inspires me.
Nathalia HenckerPresenter Bio
Nathalia Hencker has thrived in the entertainment industry for over two decades, as the voice of actresses like Salma Hayek, Vanessa Williams, Octavia Spencer and Amy Schumer, among others.
Born and raised in Colombia, Nathalia began at an early age her professional career as a fashion model, attended school for and Graphic Design and graduated in Advertising; sang on stages for crowds in Colombia with the band Climax and entertained everyday on the radio as a DJ in Radioactiva Caracol. Upon moving to the United States, Nathalia received firsthand exposure to the world of voice-over acting. Among her most prominent casting coups are the voices of Walt Disney’s Pocahontas and Wilma Flintstone. Her versatile voice has been heard in Spanish dubbing actresses Chandra Wilson in Grey’s Anatomy, Shailene Woodley in the trilogy of Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant and a long list of credits that include comedy, drama, thrillers, cartoons and video games. Her voice is heard daily via Secondary Audio Program Technology (SAP) in the acclaimed soap Bold and The Beautiful as the voice of Brooke Logan for the past 18 years, as well as Xiomara in Jane the Virgin. On the big screen, Nathalia has gone from being an indigenous ex-addict in Borderland to a violence survivor in Por Sofia, to the most recent work as a seamstress supporting her daughter in Reborn.
Nathalia is the owner and president of Henckahontas Studio in Burbank, California, a premier dubbing boutique where she has been casting, directing and acting for top animated hit shows including 2019’s Critic’s Choice Awards series Bojack Horseman for six consecutive seasons. Nathalia has also been behind titles like Netflix’s Legend Quest as an ADR director, as well as Russian to English dubbing of movies like Blackout, Yaba Gaba, Sticker and Love Potion. Nathalia has been nominated two years in a row for best animation and best Spanish voiceover by the Society of Voice Arts Awards.
Dave KozlowskiPresenterSOVAS™ Board Of Directors Bio
SOVAS™ Board Of Directors
David J. Kozlowski
Dave Kozlowski is an attorney with Morrison Cohen LLP’s Business Solutions, Restructuring & Governance practice group.
At Morrison Cohen, a Manhattan law firm with a national practice, Dave helps distressed companies navigate the complexities of corporate law. He also represents small and closely-held businesses and entrepreneurs, solving their legal problems and growing their businesses and brands.
Dave’s larger representations include Production Resource Group in its multi-billion dollar merger with VER Technologies, Phoenix Brands (whose brands included Rit Dye, Fab, and Ajax) in its chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Cengage Learning chapter 11 (with approx. $7.5 billion in assets, the largest filing of 2013).
Dave has navigated cases throughout the United States and is recognized by Thompson Reuters as one of its Super Lawyers for the New York Metro region. Before transitioning to private practice, he served as the law clerk to the federal bankruptcy judge, Honorable John C. Ninfo II. As a law student, Dave interned for two federal judges, the Queens District Attorney Appeals Bureau, and was a teaching assistant to Prof. Leonard Baynes, where he helped research projects for the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights. Long before that, Dave worked a variety of jobs, including server in a restaurant, legal biller in a law firm, membership marketing analyst at the Girl Scouts of the USA corporate headquarters, and traveling the country as a staff member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Dave is a published author and public speaker on several topics, including law, parenting, and critical thinking; he’s an advocate for under-represented groups and social justice reform. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Suzanne and four kids—Tristan, Hueston, Raven, and Greyson.
Natalia RosminatiPresenter Bio
Voice Actor / Host / Director
Natalia has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, showcasing her talents as a Voice Artist, Director, Casting Director, and Host, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Numerous clients entrust Natalia with their commercials, including esteemed brands like American Express, Sam’s Club, State Farm, Johnson’s Baby, Burt’s Bees, Crest, Uber, Samsung, Nespresso, Skechers, to name just a few.
Her distinct voice resonates in TV promos for Disney Channel and National Geographic Latin America, where she proudly holds the title of being the first female voice on the channel.
Recognized for her ability to breathe life into the voice of iconic actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more, Natalia has become a familiar and respected presence in the industry.
Natalia’s versatility makes her highly sought after for character creation in children’s content, songs, and games. She has taken on pivotal roles in acclaimed animation projects in the Spanish versions such as Doc McStuffins, Plim Plim, Barbie, Power Rangers, Stars vs. the Forces of Evil, Strawberry Shortcake, Hello Kitty, Little Pony, The Smurfs, and more.
Her talents extend to award-winning video games, including The Last of Us, where she lent her voice to characters like Riley and the little girl Sarah. Natalia’s contributions also shine in Heroes of the Storm, Brightwing, Bloodborne, Starcraft, Beyond: Two Souls, Diablo II, and others.
In 2022, Natalia clinched the Voice Arts Award, securing “Outstanding Animation Reel, Best Spanish Voiceover.” Prior to this, in 2020, she was honored with “Outstanding Dubbing, International – Motion Picture Film – Best Voiceover.” Beyond her wins, Natalia has earned multiple nominations across various categories, cementing her status as a respected and accomplished professional in the industry.
Joel SnyderPresenterSOVAS™ International Ambassador Bio
SOVAS™ International Ambassador
JOEL SNYDER, PhD
Voice Actor / Producer / Author
Joel Snyder, PhD – President, Audio Description Associates, LLC; Founder and Senior Consultant, Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind – firstname.lastname@example.org – 301 452-1898
Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers,” a pioneer in the field of Audio Description, a translation of visual images to vivid language for the benefit, primarily, of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 64 countries and has made thousands of live events, media projects and museums accessible. Most recently, Dr. Snyder was named a Fulbright Scholar to train audio describers in Greece over a four-week period in 2019.
In 2014, the American Council of the Blind published Dr. Snyder’s book, The Visual Made Verbal – A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, now available as an audio book and in Braille from the Library of Congress, in screen reader accessible formats, and in English, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese print editions; a version in Italian is planned for 2022. His PhD is from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona with a focus on audiovisual translation/audio description. Dr. Snyder is the President of Audio Description Associates, LLC (www.audiodescribe.com) and he serves as the Founder/Senior Consultant of the Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind (www.acb.org/adp).
Eric FloydPresenter Bio
ERIC FLOYD is an international impresario & 53-year showbiz veteran whose multimedia triple threat roots run long, strong, steep & deep. Femtored and mentored on the road in his teens by legendary luminaries such as Debbie Allen, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Dame Shirley Bassey, Cab Calloway & Sammy Davis, Jr.; he went on to produce sold out concerts, music & world tours encompassing some 38 U.S. states, 150 global cities in 90 countries on 6 continents.
This Brooklyn born Gemini made his motion picture debut at 13 as the young Malcolm X alongside Oscar winner Morgan Freeman in “Death Of A Prophet“, and at 21, he wrote, produced & co-starred in the urban cult classic “East Side Story” (discovering & training a 17 year old budding Latin superstar, Marc Anthony), comedically lent his 4-octave voice to the animated feature film; “Ferretina” as ‘Krackle’ the wise cracking, cantankerous tarantula at 22 years old & has run Coppola Film Partners as both Executive Director & Executive Producer under the auspices of Academy Award winner Nicholas Cage.
Managing (3) three of the biggest selling EDM groups of the 90’s (C&C Music Factory, Snap & The KLF, whose lead singer is his 35 million record selling, international Pop/Dance Diva & Hip Hop pioneer Wife of 41 years, Wanda Dee); Mr. Floyd’s annual live productions Eric Floyd’s QUEENS OF THE NIGHT… UNITE / Eric Floyd’s DIVA FEVER REVUE / Eric Floyd’s GRAND DIVAS OF STAGE / Eric Floyd’s OLD SCHOOL PARTY to date have sold over 3 million tickets worldwide in the 4 decades that he has been producing concerts & his artist have cumulatively sold over 100 million records with over a dozen #1 global hits! Breaking box office records producing concerts with icons such as Dionne Warwick, Connie Francis, Grace Jones, CeCe Peniston, Freda Payne, Eartha Kitt, Sister Sledge, The Emotions, Vivica A. Fox, Vanilla Ice, Iris Chacon, Dame Shirley Bassey & others, he thrives on creating once-in-a-lifetime event experiences for his audiences in Las Vegas & around the world!
From 1991 to present, he has been the sole Producer / Choreographer / Rapper in his Wife, Wanda Dee’s 15 successful world tours & groundbreaking TV specials (The KLF featuring The Goddess, WANDA DEE), the pay-per-view telecast Rapmania at The Apollo, Live In Tokyo (seen by an estimated 200 million people in Japan, China & Southeast Asia), KLF music videos shot in London’s legendary Pinewood Studios, arena & stadium shows that have sold out in every continent on earth except Antarctica & playing to mammoth crowds, i.e. 100,000 in Moscow in 2017 & 200,000 in Tallin in 2018, 500,000 fans cumulatively over several cities in Europe in 2019 & 2020, 80,000 in Oslo in 2022.
Arriving in Las Vegas in 2006, it didn’t Emperor Floyd long before he made history again by producing Trenyce as the 1st American Idol alumni to headline on The Strip (The Sahara & Planet Hollywood), establishing his Son, X-Factor finalist, sIAMeze as Vegas’ youngest headliner, managing the $1 million dollar winner of Wayne Newton’s reality competition show The Entertainer, Delisco, kicking off his annual Eric Floyd’s OLD SCHOOL PARTY & Eric Floyd’s GRAND DIVAS OF STAGE shows with some of the biggest classic stars of 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Hip Hop, Dance, Disco & Soul genre’s.
In 2024, Eric Floyd’s LEGENDARY LADIES OF STAGE starring the octogenarian icons Dionne Warwick, Dame Shirley Bassey & Freda Payne will begin it’s 3-month Vegas residency and then embark upon a 66-city world tour, the likes the world has never seen before. Whether he is in front of the camera acting, bedazzling a live audience comedically as the co-host of one his amazing name brand shows and/or handling the rapping duties alongside his Wife during one of her numerous world tours; Eric Floyd never fails to excite, ignite & invite all of his captivated audiences to both feel and live their best life!
Norman SchulmanManaging PartnerSchulman Lobel, LLP Bio
Norman SchulmanManaging Partner
Schulman Lobel, LLP
Norm Schulman is the managing partner of Schulman Lobel LLP. He carries over 30 years of diverse accounting, tax and business experience including over 20 years in the public accounting field and 11 years in private industry as a CEO and CFO. Norm also worked with the investment banking firm of Morgan Lewis Githens and Ahn and was the president of Target Access Media, an advertising company whose clients included McDonalds, Proctor and Gamble and Bristol Myers Squibb. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of an international wholesaler of food, health and beauty care products.
His public accounting background extends to litigation support engagements as an expert witness in partnerships, shareholder and matrimonial disputes. In addition, his clients include high net worth individuals, real estate concerns and professional practices, among others.
Ron MeyersPartner Schulman Lobel, LLP Bio
Schulman Lobel, LLP
Ron Myers is the California managing partner at Schulman Lobel LLP. He is a CPA with over thirty years’ experience in tax and auditing, business management and post-production accounting. Before merging with Schulman Lobel, Ron was the sole proprietor of Myers & Associates, Inc.
He specializes in serving high-profile clients, primarily in the entertainment industry, providing them with business management for their personal and professional lives, tax compliance, as well as post-production accounting.